Online Certificate Programs

Online Undergraduate Certificate Programs

This 15-hour certificate is designed to provide students fundamental knowledge of geographic information science necessary for today’s diverse array of fields and disciplines. The certification program will provide students experience in data collection, data management methods and techniques, data visualization, data analysis and interpretation, and the principles and techniques of remote sensing. Student will gain experience using industry standard hardware and software to develop a variety of projects and GIScience applications.

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Dr. Robin ZhangDepartment Chair

Phone: 270.809.6760

Email: qzhang@murraystate.edu

 

The 15-hour certificate in Logistics and Supply Chain is designed to provide conceptual background and an introduction to analytical methods for making sound operational and strategic business decisions. The courses included in the certificate program place an emphasis on balancing the development and mastery of concepts with application through projects, simulations, and case studies.

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Kelsey Johnson - Online Business Advisor

Phone: 270.809.4196

Email: kjohnson109@murraystate.edu

This 12-hour fully online certificate consists of 8-week courses. There are no regularly required virtual meetings. Instead, you will be able to learn on your own time! 

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Dr. Robert Fritz - Program Coordinator

Phone: 270.809.4523

Email: rfritz2@muraystate.edu

 

This 18-hour undergraduate certificate is offered online. Course availability may vary by semester. 

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Brent Menchinger Department Chair

Phone: 270.809.4522 or 270.809.4637

Email: bmenchinger@murraystate.edu

Online Graduate Certificate Programs

Lead your organization as a data-driven decision-maker with an online Graduate Certificate in Business Analytics from Murray State University. Leverage an in-demand skill set when you develop your ability to use predictive and prescriptive analysis; develop, implement and maintain databases and software; and analyze projects from managerial and technical perspectives.

With our state-of-the-art, 100 percent online curriculum, you can strengthen your business analytics expertise while continuing to pursue your career goals as a full-time professional. Gain advanced business analytics knowledge and prepare for leading roles in a variety of settings when you design statistical data analysis, examine complex business data, use advanced spreadsheet functions and manage software for building databases.

At Murray State, your success is our priority. To help you with background business courses, this online Business Analytics Graduate Certificate includes free, self-paced modules in accounting and economics, which can be completed concurrently with core coursework. No matter your background, these optional modules empower you with valuable insight in key areas that improve your business acumen.

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Kelsey Johnson - Online Business Advisor

Phone: 270.809.4196

Email: kjohnson109@murraystate.edu

The Certificate in College Advising equips individuals with counseling-based advising skills and an organizational understanding for postsecondary education. Although the certificate program is open to individuals who meet the admissions criteria, ideal candidates are those who work or desire to work in the counseling or postsecondary education administration field, workforce development or career centers.

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DR. BEN LITTLEPAGE - PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Phone: 270.809.2796

Email: blittlepage@murraystate.edu

Gain industry-specific knowledge and abilities with an online Graduate Certificate in Corporate Finance and Budgeting from Murray State University. Whether your background is in finance or you are seeking a new career path, optimize your résumé for your professional goals when you explore advanced topics in accounting, corporate finance and risk management.

Created specifically for working professionals, this 100 percent online program reinforces skills in managing resources, developing your organization’s financial structures and reducing financial risk for your company. Plus, learn about investment, capital structure, short-term financing and working capital management.

Included in our online corporate finance graduate certificate program is a free, self-paced module in accounting, which should be completed concurrently with core coursework. Regardless of your undergraduate background, this module empowers you with valuable insight in key areas that improve your business acumen.

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Kelsey Johnson - Online Business Advisor

Phone: 270.809.4196

Email: kjohnson109@murraystate.edu

Flourish in higher-level positions with an online Graduate Certificate in Corporate Leadership from Murray State University. With this leadership certificate, you can tailor your credentials to your professional goals while expanding your skill set in strategic communications, organizational management, corporate finance and more.

Designed for working professionals, this 100 percent online program enables you to specialize your expertise with essential coursework in corporate leadership. Our targeted curriculum will enhance your ability to disseminate information about corporate finances, develop communication strategies specific to your organization’s needs and maximize your firm’s value for stakeholders.

This online corporate leadership graduate certificate program is designed to help you succeed. At Murray State, we include free, self-paced modules in accounting and economics, which can be completed concurrently with core coursework. Regardless of your background, these optional modules empower you with valuable insight in key areas that improve your business acumen.

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Kelsey Johnson - Online Business Advisor

Phone: 270.809.4196

Email: kjohnson109@murraystate.edu

Prepare to manage data security systems and IT professionals with an online Graduate Certificate in Cybersecurity Risk Management from Murray State University. Help keep your organization safe when you boost your ability to organize secure data networks, monitor malicious intrusions and protect business information technology systems.

With our innovative and 100 percent online curriculum, you can expand your skill set while continuing to pursue your career goals as a full-time professional. Strengthen your understanding of the relationship between threat, vulnerability, impact and risk for information safety; risk assessment, analysis, response and other cybersecurity methodologies; quantitative and qualitative systems for measuring and tracking threats; and best practices for risk management frameworks.

This online cybersecurity graduate certificate is designed especially for working professionals. To help you with background business courses, Murray State offers free, self-paced modules in accounting and economics, which can be completed concurrently with core coursework. No matter your background, these optional modules empower you with valuable insight in key areas that improve your business acumen.

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Kelsey Johnson - Online Business Advisor

Phone: 270.809.4196

Email: kjohnson109@murraystate.edu

This 12-hour certificate program will is perfect for those working in the field of local and regional economic development. Upon successful completion of the following courses, students will be awarded a Certificate in Economic Development. Courses taken may be able to count towards a master's degree if used within 8 years. Contact the economics and finance department for more information.  

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Dr. Simone Silva - Program Director

Phone: 270.809.2996

Email: ssilva@murraystate.edu

This graduate certificate is designed to complement interdisciplinary graduate and professional degree programs in data science to provide specialized courses that emphasize geospatial science and technology. This certificate program supports professionals working in the geospatial field and provides experience using industry and federal data standards and methodology for data acquisition/input, manipulation, analysis, modeling and output. It’ll also add value to traditional computer science and geography discipline areas, such as big data analytics, geographic information systems (GIS) and science, remote sensing and CyberGIS.

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Contacts

DR. QIAOFENG (ROBIN) ZHANG - DEPARTMENT CHAIR

Phone: 270.809.6760

Email: qzhang@murraystate.edu

DR. GARY STINCHCOMB - GRADUATE COORDINATOR

Phone: 270.809.6761 

Email: gstinchcomb@murraystate.edu

The Health Communication Certificate provides specialized knowledge of effective communication practices within healthcare settings. Courses and research are designed to encourage one’s understanding of a variety of communication concepts that are valuable in healthcare-related organizations.

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Administration

The Health Communication Certificate is administered by the Graduate Director of Organizational Communication and Leadership, housed within the Department of Organizational Communication and Leadership in the College of Business.

Requirements for Admission

Students who hold an undergraduate degree or are currently enrolled in a graduate degree program may apply for the Health Communication Certificate program. Persons who already hold a graduate degree may also apply for the Certificate program.

Applicants must comply with Murray State University requirements (see Chapter 2 of current Graduate Bulletin). For unconditional admission, an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last two years of undergraduate work with at least a minor in communication, business, or related field. For conditional admission, an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.50 is required.

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DR. FRANCES SMITH - GRADUATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Phone: 270.809.3179

Email: fsmith@murraystate.edu

The Certificate in Higher Education Assessment is designed to meet the need for professionals across postsecondary education institution types who are skilled in planning and carrying out assessment practices. The curriculum is focused on the development of skills that are immediately applicable at departmental, division, and institution-wide levels.

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DR. BEN LITTLEPAGE - PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Phone: 270.809.2796

Email: blittlepage@murraystate.edu

The Certificate in Higher Education Management equips individuals with administrative skill sets and an awareness for organizational constructs applicable to varying postsecondary institutional types. Topics related to assessment, accreditation, budgeting, finance, jurisprudence, organizational systems, and strategic planning are explore through the curriculum. Although the certificate program is open to individuals who meet the admissions criteria, ideal candidates are those who work or desire to work in the postsecondary education administration field.

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DR. BEN LITTLEPAGE - PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Phone: 270.809.2796

Email: blittlepage@murraystate.edu

Certificate programs are a specialized set of courses emphasizing a professional skill or knowledge base offered by Murray State University. Certificate programs enhance an existing degree discipline or provide additional educational background in a new field or profession. The requirements for admission vary by program and programs typically range from 12 to 21 credit hours. Successful completion of certificate program requirements will be posted on the student’s transcript. The maximum completion time allowed is eight years from the start of certificate coursework. Murray State Certificate programs are neither degree programs, initial teacher certification programs, nor a Rank change certified by the KY Educational Professional Standards Board. Please contact the program coordinator in the area in which you are interested for more information.

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Overview

The Human Development and Leadership Certificate program is designed for individuals working in positions such as administrative, program development, or direct services positions in a wide range of settings. This certificate will provide additional information and skills for those with leadership responsibilities or for those wanting to move toward assuming a greater leadership role. The four courses focus on the self (HDL660), working with diverse individuals and cultures (HDL670), developing an understanding of and how to utilize assessments in non-clinical settings (HDL675), and understanding the process of working in and with groups (HDL692). This certificate will be offered 100% online.

Administration

The Human Development and Leadership certificate program is administered by the Coordinator of the HDL program, housed within the Educational Studies, Leadership and Counseling department, College of Education. HDL faculty within the department will assist the Coordinator as needed in developing and reviewing the program objectives, approving courses within the HDL program, and approving student projects and requests for course substitutions.

Requirements for Admission

Students with an undergraduate degree or those currently enrolled in a graduate or professional degree program may apply for the Human Development and Leadership Certificate program. Persons who already hold a graduate degree may also apply for the Certificate program.

Applicants must comply with Murray State University requirements (see College of Education chapter in the current Graduate Bulletin). For unconditional admission, an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is required. For conditional admission, applicants will be required to write a letter explaining their GPA, what has changed that would lead to the probability of success in the program, and their purpose in pursing the HDL certificate program. The Department Chair and program Coordinator admission decision will be determined based on the probable successful completion of the Certificate courses.

Contact

DR. LANDON CLARK - PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Phone: 270.809.6968

Email: lclark23@murraystate.edu

Prepare for leading roles in a broad range of settings with an online Graduate Certificate in Investment Management from Murray State University. Strengthen your expertise in high-demand areas, such as corporate finance and investment.

Stay at the forefront of your field and expand your current skill set with our innovative investment management curriculum. Our 100 percent online program — designed specifically for working professionals — develops your ability to use different investment strategies; manage stocks, bonds and derivative securities; gain advanced understanding of financial markets; and recognize trends in the global economy.

At Murray State, your success is our priority. With that in mind, the online Investment Management Certificate program includes free, self-paced modules in accounting and economics, which can be completed concurrently with core coursework. Regardless of your background, these optional modules empower you with valuable insight in key areas that improve your business acumen.

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Required Coursework

  • FIN 602: Corporate Finance
  • FIN 632: Investment Management
  • FIN 650: Derivative Securities

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Kelsey Johnson - Online Business Advisor

Phone: 270.809.4196

Email: kjohnson109@murraystate.edu

Overview

The youth and nonprofit field is growing rapidly with the number of nonprofits now over 2,000,000. This indicates a 30% growth in the last decade alone. With this growth, and in order to meet the demands of those interested in community service and non-profit work, it is imperative that leaders in the field have an avenue for additional preparation. Leaders in the youth and nonprofit field often have degrees representing a broad spectrum of disciplines, including but not limited to psychology, sociology, business, recreation, organizational communication and others. Too few have degrees that are focused on the specific competencies necessary for success in the youth and human service field. This certificate focuses on these competencies and will strengthen leadership skills and programs addressing many community needs in the region. This certificate can be completed 100% online.

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Administration

The Nonprofit Leadership Studies Certificate will be administered by the Director for Nonprofit Leadership Studies housed within the Department of Organizational Communication and Leadership. Other faculty within the program will assist the director in teaching courses, assessment, and additional tasks needed to facilitate student completion of the certificate.

Requirements for Admission

Admission is based on applicants holding an undergraduate degree from an accredited higher education institution. Applicants must comply with the Murray State University requirements (see Graduate Admissions). Additional requirements for unconditional admission are as follows:

  • unconditional admission is based on an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher;
  • conditional admission for applicants with an undergraduate GPA below 3.0 requires a letter of application to the Program Director of the Nonprofit Leadership Studies Program describing the interest in the program. A student who is admitted conditionally must maintain a GPA of 3.0. Failure to do so results in academic probation or academic suspension, per University policy.

Contact

DR. ELISE LAEL KIEFFER - PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Phone: 270.809.3307

Email: ekieffer@murraystate.edu

The Certificate in Organizational Dynamics is designed to enhance a person’s ability to lead and be effective in an organizational setting. Emphasis is placed on recognizing and responding to internal and external issues to the organization that impact productivity, reputation, and success.

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Administration

The Certificate in Organizational Dynamics is administered by the Graduate Director of Organizational Communication and Leadership, housed within the Department of Organizational Communication and Leadership in the College of Business.

Requirements for Admission

Students who hold an undergraduate degree or are currently enrolled in a graduate degree program may apply for the Certificate in Organizational Dynamics program. Persons who already hold a graduate degree may also apply for the Certificate program.

Applicants must comply with Murray State University requirements (see Chapter 2 of current Graduate Bulletin). For unconditional admission, an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher in the last two years of undergraduate work with at least a minor in communication, business, or related field. For conditional admission, an undergraduate GPA of at least 2.50 is required.

Faculty Contact

DR. FRANCES SMITH - GRADUATE PROGRAM DIRECTOR

Phone: 270.809.3179

Email: fsmith@murraystate.edu

The Certificate in Student Affairs equips individuals with an organizational and theoretical overview applicable to varying institutional types. Topics related to program and service development, student development theory, international student support, and contemporary issues are explored through the curriculum. Although the certificate program is open to individuals who meet the admissions criteria, ideal candidates are those who work or desire to work in the postsecondary education administration field.

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DR. BEN LITTLEPAGE - PROGRAM COORDINATOR

Phone: 270.809.2796

Email: blittlepage@murraystate.edu

Overview

The Veterinary Hospital Management Certificate is designed to complement the undergraduate and graduate professional degree programs. The Certificate program’s objectives are to provide students with opportunities to expand their knowledge in Veterinary Technology, to explore the business operation of a veterinary clinic, and to experience how the combination of their academic undergraduate and certificate course work can complement their job search. The Certificate program is offered through traditional classroom work and online through Murray State University.

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Administration

The Certificate in Veterinary Hospital Management is administered by the Head of the Veterinary Technology Program, housed in Carman AHT Center on College Farm Road. Faculty within the department will assist the Head in developing and reviewing the program objectives, approving courses with the Certificate program and overseeing specific student projects.

Requirements for Admission

Students who hold an undergraduate degree in Veterinary Technology or are currently enrolled in the graduate program may apply for acceptance into the certification curriculum. Persons who already hold a graduate degree may also apply.

Applicants must comply with Murray State University Admission Requirements.

For unconditional admission, an undergraduate GPA of 3.0 or higher is required; for conditional admission, judgment will be determined by probable success based on Graduate Record Examination scores, letter of recommendation, and/or other evidence such as a planned program of prerequisite courses.

The Veterinary Hospital Management Certificate Program requires the completion of 18 hours of graduate level coursework. Relevant independent study courses may count toward the Certificate only upon approval by the Head of the Veterinary Technology Program.

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GRADUATE COORDINATOR

Email: msu.ag@murraystate.edu

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